American RTL is scoring some huge parasite points by continuing the trend of latching on to the organization that excreted it.  As reported in this Colorado RTL blog, they are again seeking to siphon of support for their pro-life brand by crashing the National RTL Convention with a hostility suite.

Btw, it's not convincing and it's definitely not Christian if you have to trick people into believing you.  People are smart enough on their own.  Here's an idea: have your own convention.  That way you can sell crazy to whoever's buying it and you can all spiral out of control together.

The story is rehashed here with some comments on Stanek's blog where the discussion goes into ARTL gay hatred.  I can't agree with the death penalty for homosexuals and rapists, but it was definitely off topic.  It would be more on point to talk about how their leadership seems to be supporting candidates who, while they might be pro-life, threaten the stability of the Union.  Abe Lincoln would be ashamed.



I heard that the 40 Days people are taking their show national.  They've decided 40 days isn't really sufficient, so they're going to establish a nation-wide organization.  Does that mean their pay-to-pray business is going to be franchised?  What would Jesus say?


I'll give them $10 to stop whining

ARTL (which I am beginning to think just stands for Anti-National Right to Life) has an offer of $10k to NRLC if their legal counsel can produce an instance where a pro-life Supreme Court Justice has written in an opinion that the unborn have a right to life. Oh my God...could they want more attention?

Mrs. Echevarria's blog comment on the issue is spot on. This group has taken such a stance on the issue that I'm not even sure it can be called a stance because none of them are standing for anything except one thing: whining. It's all they have. It's all they know.

Even their PAC is set up to be majority negative, not making any endorsements. So it's the political equivalent of doing nothing but whining.

They also seem pretty fixated on the money NRLC is supposedly making of this [read the sarcasm] brilliant money-making scheme of theirs. That mere fixation leads me to believe that they themselves are power hungry.

God bless NRLC! The pro-life movement needs more intelligent, hardworking people to make a difference like they have instead of wasting everyone's time and insulting their intelligence.


Don't fall for it

If it's true that if you stand for nothing, then you'll fall for anything, then Obama supporters may be easier to beat in the general election should it come to that. I didn't think the Democrats were united on anything until I read Nicolas Kristof in the NYT today talking about their common fear that Roe v. Wade might be overturned. I wish pro-life people in the 70s would have known to be so afraid!

He brought up a point that gives me heart a little rest: that 9 out of 10 of the past presidential election winners were also the first to be nominated by their party. My heart only gets a little rest because, let's face it, the US government isn't that old. It's not like predicting lunar cycles or something; everything is new and different. Let's pray.

Ha!.....Oh, Me

I stand not only corrected, but also humbled by the truth.  I was informed that Humanae Vitae Priests is merely a newsletter.  It seems I was being awfully hasty in my assumptions, letting my little mind run way ahead of me.  Thank you for the correction, John.

Furthermore, is there no email address for me?  Well, it's going to sound pretty obvious: lifeisthenewblog@gmail.com


Generation next

A friend forwarded me an email she received from National Right to Life the other day about a summer program they have to educate college-aged kids.  It looks like a pretty splendid deal.  It's great how they focus on the important and essential details of training the next generation of pro-lifers. 

It's heartwarming to know such a program exists as a sane alternative to programs that skimp on educational value and basically train kids to be aimless, 60s-era non-violent protesters or who try to relax their image to appeal some absurd idea of a subculture.  (I'm not naming names; I'm just linking links.)  Pro-lifers don't need to be subcultural, they need to embrace their bold and correct intellectual tradition.  Remember...the comes from philosophers and founding fathers and their religion?

Fathers, please!

The ALL Judieblog reports that Fr. Euteneuer has started a group called Humanae Vitae Priests.  There's nothing at all wrong with more than one group of pro-life priests, but I was pretty certain that Priests for Life had the market cornered.  I can't blame Fr. Euteneuer for trying to cut out a niche for himself.

I honestly don't know what his relationship is to PFL, but I'm willing to bet there's something sinister going on...which is odd, because I'm talking about priests.  Call me paranoid, but I get a very casting-lots-for-his-vestments pettiness kind of feeling here.  It doesn't help that there is an apparent mutual lovefest about to break out between the new group of priests and American Life League.  Read for yourself; I can practically see Judie glowing while she talks about it.

I hope the two groups manage to work together well.  The worst-case scenario I see happening is that HVP throws a hardliner fit and starts name-calling PFL.  I'll be keeping an eye out.